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General Mach Discussion / initial setup - getting motors to move with G540
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:53:15 AM »
I'm just working on getting my system setup that I got from CNCRouterParts, but having problems getting the steppers to move.  Here is what I have:
- G540 with four Nema23 380oz/in steppers (The steppers are pre-installed with the correct resistors.)
- Desktop machine running Win XP SP3
- SIIG CyberParallel PCI Card

 I've started with the default G540 config file and only had to modify the port 1 address so far.  (config file is attached)
- The DriverTest says 'excellent' and has a steady bar
- The G540 shows a green light and responds appropriately to the eStop button
- The motors go into holding mode when I power up the G540
- If mach is in ready mode and I hit the eStop, Mach detects the change.  I can not reset mach until I first reconnect my eStop.  So that all seems fine.
- eStop status also shows correctly in the diag screen in mach
- I've verified that my parallel cable is straight through on all of the pins
- In Mach the coordinates change when I use the arrow keys
- I've verified the motor step pins & ports and the Dir pins and ports

So I know my basic connection between Mach and the G540 is working because of the eStop, but I don't know why I can't get the steppers to move.

Thanks in advance.  I'm sure there is just some setting I need to tweak or something.

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